Carole - posted on 11/20/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )
Did anyone here have experience with long term conditions before their child was diagnosed with diabetes, and then all of a sudden was cured once they were on an insulin regimen? To make a long and gross story short, our son was severely constipated for the 2.5 years. We were using suppositories, prescription powder laxatives, prunes...you name it. This started when he was 6 months old and was obvioulsy unable to tell us what was wrong. The day he was diagnosed and started an insulin regimen, he was instantly cured of the constipation. Our doctor said that it is a coincidence and his body could not have been dehydrating itself for 2.5 years b/c of diabetes. It has been 9 months since his diagnosis, and he has never gone back to the constipation.
Another family that we met has a little girl that was 7 when she was diagnosed. The entire year before the diagnosis, she had an infection under one of her finger nails that they tried to get rid of with antibiotics and other methods, and nothing worked. As soon as she was diagnosed and put on an insulin regimen the infection started to grow out and was soon gone.
Just wondering if anyone else had other experiences like this.